Feedback for Seeking Feedback on Proposed Implementation Timeline for NAPRA's Sterile Compounding Standards

Pharmacy Technician  ·  May 14, 2016

I do not believe 2 years will be sufficient to obtain compliance in a hospital setting. I would like to suggest a 5 year timeline. Hospital budgets are determined one year in advance, therefore, a 2 year timeline would give the hospital only one year to allocate funds and perform any necessary construction. This is simply not enough time. It may be necessary for the organization to raise funds from the community in order to complete the necessary construction in order to become compliant with the standards, and again, 2 years may not be sufficient for fund raising. If a facility requires considerable construction in order to become compliant the tendering process for the construction work would also cause a delay in the timeline. The new reduction of BUD to a 9 day timeline for a refrigerated product may cause the facility to need an increase in staffing and/or operating hours and procedures all of which require budget adjustments which would require more than 2 years to consider. Perhaps the timeline could be prorated based on what requirements each facility needs to do in order to become compliant. Thank you for considering my comments

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